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Captain Pete09 Mar 2021 6:44 p.m. PST

Here are a couple pictures of my 1/285th scale Egyptian T-54s and T-55s for the Six Day War of 1967 and Yom Kippur War of 1973. The models are by GHQ.

Tgerritsen Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2021 9:07 p.m. PST

Very nice.

BattlerBritain10 Mar 2021 2:39 a.m. PST

Very nice.

Amazing the difference a wash makes on a plain coloured surface.

Colonel Chabert10 Mar 2021 2:58 a.m. PST

Those are wonderful. GHQ do make amazingly detailed and accurate models.
Is that an ink wash you used? Whatever it is, it's very well done.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2021 6:49 a.m. PST

Great work.

Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2021 7:17 a.m. PST

Well done.

Micman Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2021 10:47 a.m. PST

Those look fantastic.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2021 11:40 a.m. PST

Very nice indeed!

Schogun10 Mar 2021 6:55 p.m. PST

Nice job. I, too, am curious about how you washed/inked the models.

Captain Pete11 Mar 2021 6:55 a.m. PST

Thank you all very much!

For my Egyptian vehicles, I used Humbrol #103 Cream as the base coat with some #34 Matt White added to lighten for scale.

The wash is an old school, turpentine based dark brown wash. This was the original GHQ formula for making the vehicles "pop". My only change to their suggestion, is to go over the vehicle with clear turpentine to make sure the wash is settled into the crevices and isn't riding on the main surfaces. I also do some subtle highlighting once the wash process is completed.

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2021 8:17 a.m. PST

They look amazing, Captain Pete!

Captain Pete11 Mar 2021 11:05 a.m. PST

Thanks very much, Raynman! Here is another picture of one of my T-55s

Fred Mills16 Mar 2021 9:25 a.m. PST

Ditto the above comments, simply terrific looking models. Is there a formula/specific suggestion for the wash? Could not find it in my old GHQ catalogues and such.

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